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The NRC-IRAP Program

Increase your innovation potential

Take your ideas to the market

Administered by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) offers financial & salary support for technology innovation and the hiring of new graduates.

This program aims to help Canadian small or medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas
to market.

The NRC-IRAP program provides reimbursements for eligible expenses on a monthly basis for typically up to 12 months.

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Eligibility criteria to have access to the IRAP Program

  • Company based in Canada
  • Less than 500 employees
  • Plan to pursue growth by developing innovative services or products in Canada
  • Up to 80% of eligible salaries
  • Up to 50% of eligible sub-contractors

Our process – Focusing on simplifying, maximizing and securing the process to obtaining grants

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Contract Signature

Assign a consultant for your project.

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Kick off

Meet with the consultant and gathering information on site or virtually.
Prepare a delivery schedule and strategy

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Application preparation

Application write-up.
Financial data compilation.
Aligning response with application specifications.
Application submission to client or directly on the Government authorities’ portal

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Reporting (optional)

Prepare reports as per grant requirements.
Review reports with the client.
Submit and follow-up on payments from Government authorities.

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Ryan Lamers, Ph.D – Manager Government Funding

Ryan holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science. He specializes in grant, manuscript, SR&ED, and technical and content writing for companies of all sizes and in all industries. At Leyton, Ryan helps clients save time, raise their international profiles, acquire operating funds, and stay funded over the long-term.

Share your innovative project with our experts!

Headshot Ryan Lamers

Ryan Lamers, Ph.D – Manager Government Funding

Ryan holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science. He specializes in grant, manuscript, SR&ED, and technical and content writing for companies of all sizes and in all industries. At Leyton, Ryan helps clients save time, raise their international profiles, acquire operating funds, and stay funded over the long-term.

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